Skip to comments.Photo of journalist carrying dead son in Gaza spurs online grief
Posted on 11/15/2012 12:59:55 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The death of a journalists 11-month-old son in Gaza on Wednesday has prompted a flood of poignant messages online -- and a media backlash -- when pictures of Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic video editor, showed him carrying the body of his dead son.
Mishrawis son, Omar, was killed after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip fell on his Gaza home, according to the BBC.
Omar is among 16 people killed in Gaza since Wednesday afternoon, including four children, according to Al Arabiya correspondents. Fighting began when Israels targeted killing of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jaabari on Wednesday. Since then, Palestinian fighters have fired around rockets over the border.
The death of Mishrawis son at first prompted anger from online commentators and news blogging sites over the BBCs alleged lack of, or minimal, reporting on the killing.
When BBC ignores Israeli murder of its own cameramans baby, what hope for other Palestinians? an article on The Electronic Intifada blogger/ activist-based website questioned, alleging that the broadcaster totally ignored the killings on its Wednesday night news bulletin.
(Excerpt) Read more at english.alarabiya.net ...
Maybe he should move to a place where his neighbors aren’t shooting rockets over the border everyday.
I’ve seen the video of the strike (which Google, in their infinite sleeziness, removed.)
The strike was precise, and there was no way that this lying Muslim slime’s son was there.
How does one know if a Muslim is lying?
Don’t matter whether or not their lips move...they always lie.
re: “Bovine Excrement!! Awesome example of media bias and re-working history to suit themselves/lie to the world. Over 200 rockets had been fired from Gaza BEFORE that jerk was killed. The terrorists in Gaza started it and they LOVE,LOVE,LOVE to hide behind children & in schools while they attack others.”
EXACTLY!! You got it right! There were a lot of German and Japanese children who died as well because the leadership of their countries started WW2.
Stop firing rockets indescrimiately into Israel, stop sending in children to blow themselves up to kill Israelis, stop trying to destroy Israel and then, THEN, you’ll have some peace. But, I guess that’s not really the point for these people is it?
It does look like a sack of potatoes.
Also, he is doing the Susan Smith type of mourning. No tears. Is he sure he really had a son?
Hey, here’s a novel idea: Quit swatting at the hornet’s nest, lest you get stung!
“Barely one day into the fighting in Hamas-run Gaza, the locals are hard at work playing the victim for the world’s press.
Footage from the BBC captured by watchdog group Honest Reporting shows a heavy man lying on the ground and being carried away by residents, apparently after being injured by an Israeli attack.
Moments later, that same man again fills the frame, except he is walking about and obviously unhurt.
The widespread staging of such victim situations is a favored tactic of Arabs fighting Israel and has come to be known as “Pallywood.”
Video of the miraculous recovery at the link.
Just like the Nazis did in the months leading up to the invasion of Poland, show all the poor Volksdeutsche in Poland crying and weeping because the “evil” Poles were terrorizing them. Of course it was all staged by the Ministry of Propaganda.
I’m very sorry for the loss of this child but how many 100s of rockets do they think they should be allowed to lob into Israel without some retaliation?
That’s right, you plain, piss-ant, “normal” people. Media types are to be revered and looked upon with awe. Bahbah Wawa should be your Queen!
When you tease the bear... sooner or later, you’re gonna get your as$ handed to you.
Or as we say in Texas, “You mess with the bull, you get the horns.”
Remember “green man” who somehow got around the country so fast that he was in dozens of photo ops holding up baby dolls for the cameras?
The media will NOT, of course, be featuring any shots of the countless Israelis whose family members have been killed, injured, and/or maimed by the endless stream of rockets directed at targets inside the Israeli border.
Moslems are strictly flavor of the month now that a Moslem is the American president.